Historic Ayutthaya temple inundated; villagers evacuated

Thailand News Breaking News

Thailand News Breaking News. Image: TN.

AYUTTHAYA, Oct 4 – Waters of Thailand’s Chao Phraya River flooded into Wat Chaiwatthanaram, a historic temple in the former capital of Siam at around 6am this morning breaching a makeshift sandbag dyke, flooding the temple and its adjacent areas and forcing an urgent evacuation of villagers living near the temple.

Ayutthaya Governor Witthaya Pewpong and Fine Arts Office 3 Director Supoj Phrommanote inspected the scene but could not yet reclaim the historic site as the water is still high and strong currents are passing through.

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